Bob Long

Councillor Bob LongRe-elected to office in 2014, Councillor Bob Long is currently serving his sixth consecutive term as Councillor.

Born on Robbie Burns Day in England in 1957, Bob moved to the Fraser Valley in 1968.

Current Community Service

Bob serves the community as:

  • Director, GVRD Board of Directors
  • Director, GVRD Regional Parks Committee
  • Director, GVRD Zero Waste Committee
  • Director, GVRD Housing Committee
  • Director, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Board of Directors
  • Co-Chair, Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Member, Canada 150 Community Leaders
  • Alternate Member, 2017 Fraser Valley Regional Library Board

Past Community Service

Bob served as the following:

  • Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Transportation
  • Chair, Mayor’s Standing Committee, Aldergrove Recreation Community Centre
  • Co-Chair, FCM/CSC/PBC/PS Joint committee on Community Corrections
  • Co-Chair, FCM Standing Committee on Community Safety and Crime Prevention
  • Co-Chair, Seniors Advisory Committee
  • Director, Union of British Columbia Municipalities
  • Member, Board of Variance
  • Member, Railway Proximity Taskforce
  • Member, Aldergrove Planning Committee
  • President, Langley Chamber of Commerce
  • President, Lower Mainland Local Government Association
  • BC Board Member and Chair, BC Caucus of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Professional Career

Ten years after moving to Canada, at 21 years of age, Bob founded a community weekly newspaper in Maple Ridge, BC. As publisher and production manager, he learned every aspect of the newspaper industry and received a top award for his news photography from the BC & Yukon newspaper association. In 1986, Bob joined Trinity Western University as manager of the university press and in 1990, he started a commercial printing company in Langley called University Printers Ltd.

Currently, Bob operates Mainstage Productions, a stage, light, and sound production company. He has worked in various theatres throughout North America and has engineered live concerts for many gospel music performers over the years including a tour of the USA with Dove and Grammy award winner, Steven Curtis Chapman.

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